ROCKLEDGE, FL – April 3rd, 2013 – Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 27-year-old Brevard County research and manufacturing company, has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation to deliver a rugged 500W railway generator to power automated track monitoring systems.
Mainstream’s existing generator technology is the basis of the work. Prior field demonstrations and laboratory tests already demonstrated that Mainstream’s rugged generator is durable and has a long-maintenance interval with MIL-STD 1332-B power output. This generator is 6 times as reliable as the standard military 2-kW generator, while weighing 25% less and consuming 33% less fuel. During this contract, Mainstream will demonstrate key upgrades and overall system performance for a pre-production second-generation generator. After extensive performance testing at Mainstream’s facilities, they will deliver a working prototype to DOT. This fast-paced schedule is possible because the existing generator is a pre-production component.
Mainstream Engineering has a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced, lean-manufacturing, cost-competitive products, which are all proudly made in the USA.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development and manufacturing small business founded in 1986. Our primary mission is to transition advanced thermal control, energy storage and energy conversion technology into high-quality, cost-effective, environmentally-safe green, commercial products. Products include lightweight diesel/JP8-fueled engines (including generators and hybrid vehicle drive trains), advanced thermal control units, advanced biomass conversion technologies, refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers and the QwikProduct™ line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) products. Areas of advanced research include thermal control, energy conversion, engine and emissions research, turbomachinery, chemical technology, and materials science.